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Assistant Professor, Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate), Francophone Studies

University of Toronto

The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in Francophone studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter, and end on June 30, 2023.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate must have expertise in the area of Caribbean and African Literatures (both the Maghreb and sub-Saharan literature). Candidates must also have extensive knowledge of contemporary literary, postcolonial, and cultural theories. An interest in the cinema of these regions would be an asset, as would knowledge of one of the languages spoken in these regions. Duties may include teaching at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Applicants must:
• Have a PhD in Francophone studies or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter;
• Have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, which will be evidenced by publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences and strong endorsements by referees of high standing;
• Have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, which will be provided through strong endorsements by referees, teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application.
• Have native or near-native French proficiency as well as a strong knowledge of English.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus in downtown Toronto. For more information about the University of Toronto and the Department of French, please visit and

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter (no more than 2-pages), a current curriculum vitae, a recent writing sample such as an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter (no more than 30 pages), as well as a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Professor Anne-Marie Brousseau, Interim Chair of the Department of French at (with “Francophone Studies CLTA Position” and the applicant’s name in the subject line) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at with subject line: “Francophone Studies CLTA Position - (your full name)”.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by the closing date of October 31, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.